Thursday, November 3, 2011

the Tired Monk and the Leaves

leaves left piled
edges frozen
blow
  scatter

the tired monk pulls
his ancient zen rake
 - from those old lost days

sweeps pulls and barrows
stack after stack
down the deep trail

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Yes, the deep trail has power~
    I want a zen rake ;D

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  2. "the tired monk pulls his ancient zen rake"

    Fuckin' brilliant.

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  3. Nothing more tiring than raking leaves. I, too, especially love the line "the tired monk pulls his ancient zen rake." Like Ellie, I want a zen rake too, but it would need to come with a tired monk to do the raking:)

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  4. Always following OO. Keep churning that electric butter maker.

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  5. does a zen rake have any tines or is it all mind?

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  6. Hey double O you must have a lot of trees on your plot, good thing Autumn passes eh?

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  7. Leaves a lot of memories
    of when I had to rake them.

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  8. But oh the joy of all that leaf mould!

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  9. What an intensely spiritual image!

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  10. You are a fine poet.

    Now bring out a book immediately.

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  11. the picture of the tired old monk with the old rake is very keen

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  12. Short, simple , sweet :)

    http://www.iredeem.blogspot.com/

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  13. I think I can feel this one in my bones (sigh).

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  14. (that philip is funny)
    i'm afraid our lawn guy's new deere came with an automatic raking attachment... which means that if i want any zen of my own from now on, i'll have to run out there before he does. which is not very likely.

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